• Autopsy details injuries in fatal crash with Venus Williams

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A medical examiner says a Florida man died from complications of blunt force trauma suffered in a June car crash with tennis star Venus Williams.

  • Weary Californians try to find all that’s lost as fires rage

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A fifth day of desperate firefighting in California wine country brought a glimmer of hope Friday as crews battling the flames reported their first progress toward containing the massive blazes, and hundreds more firefighters poured in to join the effort.

  • Leaving home in a fire zone and fearing it’s a final goodbye

    BOYES HOT SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Neighbors and strangers huddle along streets under siege by wildfires. We fix our worried stares on ridges encircling us, at billowing smoke and hope we don’t see the glow of flames.

  • The Latest: Fire-hit county selectively used warning systems

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local):

  • Winds expected to drive next wave of deadly California fires

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Teams with cadaver dogs began a grim search Thursday for more dead in parts of California wine country devastated by wildfires, resorting in some cases to serial numbers stamped on medical implants to identify remains that turned up in the charred ruins.

  • Emergency alerts get scrutiny after deadly wildfires

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Communities in wildfire-prone Northern California have an array of emergency systems designed to alert residents of danger: text messages, phone calls, emails and tweets. But after days of raging blazes left at least 23 dead, authorities said those methods will be assessed.

  • California wildfires make searching for missing tough

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Searches for the missing amid California’s storm of wildfires have been marked mostly by confusion.

  • Andrighetto scores twice, Avalanche beat Bruins 6-3

    DENVER (AP) — Sven Andrighetto scored twice, the second an empty-netter with 1:34 remaining, and Alexander Kerfoot had his first NHL goal in helping the Colorado Avalanche to a 6-3 victory over the Boston Bruins in their home opener Wednesday night.

  • Judge allows Dakota Access pipeline to keep running

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Dakota Access oil pipeline can continue operating while a study is completed to assess its environmental impact on an American Indian tribe.

  • Hundreds missing amid California fires; loved ones go online

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Friends and relatives desperately checked hospitals and shelters and pleaded on social media for help finding loved ones missing amid California’s wildfires, with hundreds of people unaccounted for Wednesday.